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The Nation Weekly Newsletter: September 16, 2022 Southern Baptists and the GOP, election deniers in office, and more

“From the presidency of Ronald Reagan through that of Donald Trump, Southern Baptist leaders played influential roles in blessing Republican presidential candidacies, vetting Supreme Court justices, and shaping policy,” writes Sara Posner.

In a feature story for our latest issue, produced in partnership with Type Investigations, Posner went deep on appellate court judge and accused abuser, Paul Pressler; sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist clergy; and how the religious right slowly took over the GOP we know today.

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Deal With the Devil
The roots of the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe go back 50 years, when zealots preaching a gospel of misogyny and homophobia—led by an accused sexual predator—took over America’s largest Protestant denomination.
Sarah Posner
Election Deniers Are Gearing Up to Take Office
Republicans who claim the 2020 election was rigged are on the ballot for 60 percent of the electorate. Their influence on future elections could be devastating.
Chris Lehmann
Rail Workers, Nurses, Teachers Are Fighting From the Bottom Up
When will their supposed national leaders—in unions, and in the Democratic Party—get serious?
Jane McAlevey
King Charles III May Keep His Head—His Kingdom Is Another Story
The monarchy needs deaths and weddings for its cyclical renewal. But they called last orders on the United Kingdom some time ago.
Tariq Ali
Godard Was Cinema
Was the French filmmaker the single most important individual in the history of cinema?
J. Hoberman
The Conservative Takeover of the Southern Baptists and Jared Kushner’s New Book
On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, Sarah Posner explains how the Baptists became conservative, and Amy Wilentz comments on Jared’s White House memoir.
Jon Wiener, Start Making Sense
How the Authoritarian Right Is Weaponizing the Queen’s Death
On this week’s episode of The Time of Monsters, a discussion about the monarchy and right-wing sentiment.
Jeet Heer

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